January 12, 2009

Holst-Knudsen, Heidi Silver_nugget
[FREN W1101] Elementary French I

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

Best French teacher I ever had. Encyclopedic knowledge of the language's rules, instant recall of grammatical rules, current events, is connected to the french culture, and I hear she even does translations of french books. Very, very fair, allows corrections and amends grades w/ them. Very attentive, makes sure each student understands the who, what and whys. To top it all off, one of the most infectious and energizingly positive attitudes I've ever encountered.


moderate. She does a good job of supplanting it with in class discussion, but it can seem a bit much, but well worth it. Frequent quizzes, every 2/3 weeks or so, but great great readings. A teacher for both those who are confident/experienced and just beginning.